Clue in a Photo

My grandfather was Emanuel Schmidt, who as far as I knew, was born, raised, and lived his entire life in Perry County, Missouri.  However, I ran across this census record for the city of Addison, Illinois which had an Emanuel Schmidt of the right age and born in the correct state.  Meanwhile, Emanuel is not … More Clue in a Photo

LWML State Convention

I had a wonderful time at the LWML-Missouri St. Conference this weekend in Cape Girardeau.  There were 600+ folks in attendance.  We hosted a table to talk with folks about our museum and research library.  We also sold books.  A special thanks to Diane Weber and Carolyn Schmidt for helping us get everything organized.  I … More LWML State Convention

A Minnesota Connection to the Saxon Immigration

I am presently traveling in Minnesota and am away from our trusty museum research library.  I decided to see if I could find a connection between Perry County and Minnesota.  I had heard that Rev. Ernst Moritz Buerger, one of the original pastors who was part of the 1838-1839 immigration ended his career in Minnesota, … More A Minnesota Connection to the Saxon Immigration

A Tainted Wedding Record with a Wonderful Story

The marriage record above can be found in an Excel spreadsheet which is part of the church records of Old Trinity Lutheran Church in downtown St. Louis.  It was produced in order to provide another format for their church records.  However, the record shown above has a glaring error.  Carl Eduard Roschke did NOT marry … More A Tainted Wedding Record with a Wonderful Story